Teagan Appleby to Have Confiscated Medical Cannabis Returned

Teagan Appleby to Have Confiscated Medical Cannabis Returned

Government to return drug seized by Border Force after criticism from MPs and activists.

Medical cannabis confiscated from the mother of a severely epileptic child is to be returned after MPs and campaigners criticised the failure to provide adequate access to the potentially lifesaving medicine through the NHS.

Emma Appleby – whose daughter Teagan, 9, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which can cause up to 300 seizures a day – was “overjoyed” by the decision, but she renewed her criticism of the current system which she said “just isn’t working”.

The family had the medicine prescribed by a paediatric neurologist in the Netherlands but it was seized by Border Force officials on Saturday. They then obtained a private prescription from a specialist consultant in the UK before the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced the £4,500 supply bought with crowdfunded money would be returned on Saturday.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.

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